Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Judicial Conduct, State Commission on*

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13 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 242 300 West 15th St.P.O. Box 12265Austin 78711-2265


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Valerie Ertz Dallas, 11-19-2017
Vice Chair Hon. Joel Baker Tyler, 11-19-2017
Secretary The Honorable Douglas S. Lang Dallas, 11-19-2019
Judicial Member(s) The Honorable David C. Hall Sweetwater, 11-19-2021
The Honorable Orlinda Naranjo Austin, 11-19-2019
The Honorable David Patronella Houston, 11-19-2021
The Honorable Catherine N. Wylie Houston, 11-19-2021
Public Member(s) Martha Hernandez Diboll, 11-19-2015
Patti H. Johnson Canyon Lake, 11-19-2017
David M. Russell Dripping Springs, 11-19-2019
Diane DeLaTorre Threadgill Midlothian, 11-19-2015
Attorney Member(s) Demetrius Bivins Houston, 11-19-2019
Ricky Raven Houston, 11-19-2017


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Eric Vinson (512) 463-5533 / (512) 463-0511
Deputy Director Vacant
Senior Commission Counsel Jacqueline Habersham
Senior Commission Counsel Royce LeMoine
Commission Counsel Erik Nielsen
Commission Counsel Anthony Martinez
Chief Investigator Ron Bennett
Senior Investigator Katherine Mitchell
Senior Investigator Victor Hidalgo
Legal Assistant Judith Morgan
Staff Services Officer Terri Counts
Administrative Assistant Connie Paredes
Administrative Assistant Crystal Gonzales


The State Commission on Judicial Conduct, is an independent Texas state agency created by an amendment to the Texas Constitution in 1965, that is responsible for investigating allegations of judicial misconduct or judicial disability, and for disciplining judges.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2019.